Mark Riordan has served on the Center’s board of directors for 14 years and recently stepped down as president of the board. Mark’s leadership has guided the Center through 10 years of remarkable growth – from starting the Midwest Adult Autism Program (MAAP) to the successful capital campaign to raise funds for the renovation and move to our new headquarters on Lackland Road. Mark is a partner with Stifel. Thank you, Mark, for everything you do for the Center!

How did you get involved with the Center?
My sister, Beth Rose, worked at the Center and after she left I decided to get involved because I believe in the mission of integrating people with disabilities into the community and allowing them to live their best lives.

What do you like best about your involvement?
I love meeting the clients and hearing about their successes and how the Center has made a difference in their lives.

What do you wish other people knew about the Center?
I want everyone to know that the Center has a very high success rate in helping people with disabilities obtain employment and live independently. Also, the Center is a top-rated service provider for adults with autism and for people rehabilitating from a head injury.

What’s your favorite goodie from Destination Desserts?
Gooey butter cookies